Broody silkie sits on nothing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonkeyZero, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hiya

    Well for about 2 weeks now, my silkie is broody, ON NOTHING!
    I kick her off SOOO much and nothing
    Even their coop has a wire bottom
    She is presistent.
    WHen my other hen lays, she grabs the egg and sits on it.
    GAH
    Its driving me insane. Its her 1st time broody...
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  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    she needs to be moved to a new cage, the enviroment needs to be changed and she needs to not be able to have acess to a nestbox at all, i have put ice cubes in my hens nests to break them but i wouldnt reccomend that this time of year
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    They dont use the nest box. SO I removed it Today, maybe it will help with the enviroment change
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My daughters Silkie sat for 5 wks. with nothing underneath her so I finally gave the persistent little thing some eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Did you let her hatch?
    Hmmm, maybe 3 silkie eggs wont hurt...
    Maybe I can but 6 from a friend
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  6. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is what i would do. Poor thing. SHe wants to be a mommy [​IMG]
     

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